By Hayley, Age 12
Ana on the Edge by A.J. Sass made me feel finally seen because it relates to a lot of my life and some of my struggles that I experience. The first is that I’m nonbinary and it can be really hard to find a nonbinary character in books, so Ana being nonbinary was really nice to see. Also I don’t know another nonbinary ice skater in real life or in books, and I can really relate to some of the things that are hard for them being nonbinary and an ice skater. The second one is that I love to ice skate, and it was cool to see how much she loves to skate as well. The final one was that I’m Jewish, and seeing Ana be Jewish as well was great. The book doesn’t really talk about it too much, but it does mention that they are going to have a bat mitzvah soon which I can really relate to because mine is in only a few months. All and all reading this book was really amazing for me, because I can see so much of myself in Ana.